We stayed at the riad for a long weekend from Friday to Sunday.
Hotel/ Rooms: It`s a typical riad with a bautiful patio. They pay a lot of attention to details and all is decorated nicely. There are fresh roses around the patio, in the rooms and rose petals in the toilet and shower ever day. It´s very clean and cosy. The roof terrace is big and has comfy seating areas/ sunloungers and a nice view over the city up to the Atlas mountains. The room is spacious, nicely decorated and has a fire place. Majid, the lovely man who seems to be around the riad all the time will light the fire for you. Romantic place.
Food: You tell them the night before when you want to have breakfast. Latest is 9:30. Breakfast was great. Typical marrocian food is served - different type of ¨pancakes¨, a selection of tasty local marmelades and jellys, fruit, coffee, tee, fresh orange juice and if you still want more you can get scrambled eggs.
If you want to have lunch or dinner you have to tell in advance. We didnt know that. However, we were lucky on our first night and within 1 hour they prepared us a great dinner. I was told a few times that food in a riad is much better than in one of the many tourist restaurants....and I can say it´s true. Before you head into one of the many places for tourists you might be better off eating in the riad and enjoy freshly (and only for you) prepared food.
Staff: Very friendly. Especially Majid is super friendly and always there to serve you drinks, food or light the fire.....or to take a picture...or to have a nice small talk about the latest football results. He doesnt speak much English, but he will know exactly what you want!
Location: 15mins walk from Jmaa el Fna and close to the ¨Bab Doukkala¨ gate - which is a good reference point when you take a taxi back home. It is within the city walls. The riad is a quiet place and when you step on the street you are in the middle of the authentic marrocian life. I prefer this to one of the newly built modern hotels outside the city walls.
- Taxi can be booked with the riad (write them an email and a driver will wait for you at the airport). 15EUR one way. This is the standard price, however, if you dont book you will find yourself overpaying or haggling for ages at the airport. Also, the taxi cannot go directly to the hotel. It´s a few minutes walk from the main road and I would have been lost to find the riad. The hotel taxi driver brings you to the door. So my advise: book in advance!
- You can change money in the hotel and also pay in EUR
- You can leave your luggage at the hotel.We checked out at 12:00 and our flight was at 23:00. We left our luggage there and took a taxi booked via the hotel back to the airport. Majid carried our suitcases to the taxi stand.
- The muezzin is around the corner and has a megaphone! The first prayer is at about 5 in the morning and it´s loud! I do have a deep sleep, but he woke me up! Thank god I fall asleep within seconds. If you don´t have a deep sleep I recommend you to use earplugs. Suppose this can happen in many places and in the end it did not bother me - it just showed me that I am on vacation in a country with a different culture. We bought earplugs in a local pharmacy - just in case you feel like you need some : )
Go there, I am sure you will enjoy it!
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Moucharabieh Marrakech
- Riad Moucharabieh Hotel Marrakech